ACL is one of the most important stabilizing ligaments of the knee. It prevents the leg bone from slipping forward over the thigh bone. An ACL injury affects more than 200,000 people each year, affecting more people in 18-30 age group and slightly more in females. When this injury occurs, it is the tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament, which is a major ligament in the knee. The injury happens when a sudden movement causes the ligament to tear or sprain. Athletes have a higher risk of tearing their ACL because of the hard physical labour they put on their bodies. The symptoms include swelling, instability, and pain from the damaged knee.
Partially damaged ACL may not require surgical treatment and can be managed with rest, medicines and exercises. However completely damaged ACL may require arthroscopic repair or reconstruction. ACL repair may be indicated for fresh avulsion type of injury whereas reconstruction is required for all other types of ACL injuries.
How Dr Himanshu Tyagi Can help you-
Dr Himanshu Tyagi aims at providing better quality of life of his patients. Having done his MCh in orthopaedics from University of Edinburg (U.K), he takes his patient’s pain seriously and strive to establish an accurate diagnosis along with a treatment plan to ultimately minimize the pain. To determine the exact cause of your pain, he will perform a physical examination and use your complete medical history to help find the best treatment options suited for you. In addition to the physical exam and history, you may also need imaging studies and tests to help determine the cause of you pain.
Contact us –
(Dr Himanshu Tyagi-MCh Orthopaedics, DNB Spine fellowship (F.N.B), MNAMS Orthopaedics, DNB Orthopaedics, MBBS)
Call 9654095717 for appointment or visit www.drhimanshutyagi.in
Available in – Artemis Hospital (Gurgaon) and Personal Clinic (Noida)